Manitoba Public Insurance has set down a new rule-for-the road for prospective drivers.

As of January, everyone who wants to take a driver's road test will have to be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test at their own expense.

The new policy from MPI also applies to third-party individuals, including consultants, contractors, students and instructors.

The policy is an extension of a recently announced requirement for all employees of MPI to be fully vaccinated or undergo COVID-19 testing every 48 hours as of January 3rd.